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EU Commission warns Greece over waste management on Corfu

The European Commission has sent a stern warning to Greece claiming it is violating European Union environmental laws with regard to waste management on the Ionian island of Corfu. “The Commission is calling on Greece to ensure that EU waste legislation is implemented on the ground in Corfu Island,” the …

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Tonnes of Garbage pile up in Athens as Attica landfill remains close

Garbage bags outside the large neighborhood bins have been piling up in Athens, Piraeus and the suburbs as the landfill of Attica remains close for eighth consecutive day. With 2,000 tonnes fresh rubbish to land daily on the streets, residents and business owners in the Greek capital have reached the …

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Indignant citizens turn to prosecutor as Zakynthos sinks in tons of garbage

Residents of Zakynthos turned to justice and sought the assistance of public prosecutor in order to find a solution to the tons of garbage laying on the streets over the festive days. The problem is not new. However, after the rain on Thursday spread the garbage across the streets, a …

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Municipality workers to continue garbage strike until June 29, at least

After a two-hour meeting, the broad of the Municipality Workers’ Union POE-OTA announced that it will continue the garbage strike until Thursday, June 29th 2017. And this despite temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius and the upcoming heat wave that will strike Greece as of Thursday. The Union rejected proposal put …

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Municipality workers strike to disturb garbage collection, May 20-23/2017

Two unions of municipality workers launched two 48-hour strikes to protest changes affecting extension of long-term contracts as well as kindergarten staff. The first strikes is launched May 20 21, the second May 22-23 2017. Municipalities urge residents to not bring waste to the garbage bins. At the same time …

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Corfu airport: Pictures of shame as no cleaning personnel

This is the airport of the beautiful island of Corfu: hundreds of empty water and beverage bottles are laying nicely on the floor or are carefully arranged around garbage boxes by passengers ready to take off.  The pictures of shame have been uploaded on internet by Giorgos Tseremis, the president …

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Municipality workers attempted to enter Parliament; on Strike Dec 13-19/2012

Municipality workers will launch several 48-hour strikes to protest the measure of labour reserve that will send several hundreds home with 60% of their wages for one year and the option to be dismissed after that period. The first strike will occur Thursday and Friday, December 13-14,t he second Monday …

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Thessaloniki: Riot Police Ends Occupation at University

Short after 4 o’ clock in the morning, strong police forces entered the building of Aristotelio University in Thessaloniki and ended the occupation of contractor workers. Police operation lasted only 10 minutes and ended with the arrest of eleven workers who did not resist. Video: The workers have been occupying the …

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Athens Out of Control: Municipality Workers Beat …Mayor (videos)

The war between municipality workers/garbage collectors and political authorities got a new dimension and claimed its first victim on Thursday. Simos Daniilides, mayor of Neapolis/Sykeon. The battle started at the mayors meeting in Athens, when municipality workers from the POE-OTA union entered the building, went up to 3rd floor. Daniilides, …

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Watching Greek news, Aug 9

The stuffed eggplant lays a bit heavily in my stomach and I firmly believe that it is time to make a confession hoping for some relief. I suffer from an incredible difficulty to resume posting on a daily basis. My mind is filled with images of villages and seas, my ears …

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